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President Drinan Named “Leading Woman” by Girl Scouts

November 14, 2013

The Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honored five role models at the 22nd annual Leading Women Awards Breakfast Nov. 7. Among the honorees were: Simmons College President Helen Drinan; Denise Kaigler, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Communications at Boston Scientific Corporation; Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder & CEO,; Joyce Maroney, Senior Director, Customer Experience & Services Marketing Kronos, Inc.; and Leading Man, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.

“Each year Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts honors remarkable leaders who have made a positive impact in their career and community,” said Ruth Bramson, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts CEO. “The Leading Women Awards is a way for our girls to meet great role models and for our supporters to learn how Girl Scouts is creating future women leaders.”

Each honoree was paired with a Girl Scout who has similar interests or career aspirations. Girl Scout Senior Kate Schweikert introduced President Drinan and presented her with her award.

The Leading Women Awards Ceremony was held at the Sheraton Hotel and drew an audience of more than 600 professionals and friends of the Girl Scouts, including former leading woman Callie Crossley, WGBH radio host; Marie Turley, Executive Director of the City of Boston Women’s Commission; Suffolk County Sherriff Steven W. Tompkins; and Michael K. Durkin, President and CEO of United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley.

Pictured above: Girl Scout Senior Kate Schweikert presented President Drinan with the Leading Woman award.